Police Officer Henry Anthony Acuna

Police Officer Henry Anthony Acuna

Montebello Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, October 6, 1971

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Henry Anthony Acuna

Officer Acuna was shot and killed when he responded to a robbery in progress at a liquor store at Beverly Blvd. and Via Vista.

The suspect was apprehended a year later. He was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life without the possibility of parole on July 26, 1973.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Tuesday, October 5, 1971
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I was extremely proud today because I learned that my father was the LASO Deputy Sheriff that caught Officer Acuna’s killer. I was only 7 but I still remember how proud he was on that day. I had no idea of the officers name but I knew he had caught a “really bad guy”. I was only 7 when my pop arrested the dirt bag. I just pray that his family was able move on and have productive lives.

Davis Conley
Former USN

April 7, 2018

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